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EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Croatia’s First EV Prototype the DOK-ING XD Unveiled at the LA Auto Show

Posted By Brit Liggett On November 20, 2011 @ 3:00 pm In automotive,carousel showcase,Green Transportation | No Comments

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What is perhaps most surprising about the DOK-ING XD [6] is that it doesn’t come from a car company. DOK-ING [7] is a 20 year-old Croatian company that designs and manufactures robotic mining and firefighting equipment. Despite their heavy machinery background — or perhaps because of — they’ve decided to enter the EV world and have announced that they’ll soon be taking personal orders for the XD which they’ll either manufacture one at a time or in small production batches in Europe.

The all-electric vehicle [8] goes from 0 to 60 in 7.7 seconds and boasts four 45 kW electric motors — one at each wheel — that can be run all together or two at a time. The four part powertrain was designed by in-house engineers at DOK-ING and the 32 kWh batteries that power the system can be charged in three to eight hours. The final vehicle will feature 360 degree airbags and a choice for the driver to pick between sport, comfort or economy drive modes in order to save energy.

+ DOK-ING [6]

+ LA Auto Show [9]


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[2]  : http://inhabitat.com/exclusive-photos-croatias-first-ev-prototype-the-dok-ing-xd-at-the-la-auto-show/doking-la-auto-show-5/?extend=1

[3] electric vehicle concept: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=electric+vehicle+concept

[4] LA Auto Show: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=la+auto+show

[5] butterfly doors: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butterfly_doors

[6] DOK-ING XD: http://doking-automotiv.hr/

[7] DOK-ING: http://dok-ing.hr/

[8] all-electric vehicle: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=electric+vehicle

[9] + LA Auto Show: http://www.laautoshow.com/

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